Rhode Island

    Newport, Rhode Island: One of the Best Ports in New England

    12/20/16 •

    …New England is blessed with several ports that you can enjoy to the fullest without so much as a dime in your pocket. Newport, Rhode Island is one of the best. The first attraction in this seaside wonder is the harbor. Vessels from all over the world dock here, and you could spend…

    Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, Saunderstown, Rhode Island

    9/02/16 •

    …Tucked away in charming Saunderstown, Rhode Island, our family found the unique Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum. Stuart, who painted the portrait of George Washington found on the U.S. 1-dollar bill, grew up on this pretty site, which houses other works by the master portrait painter. Girls in period dress showed us around the…

    John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Massachusetts

    1/10/16 •

    …I was surprised to learn there’s a national park of sorts that straddles Rhode Island and Massachusetts and is home to half a million residents and 2 dozen communities. Moreover, the federal government doesn’t own 1 square inch of it! I’m referring to the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor,…